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Review:

"Young history buffs will delight as tenacious heroine Imogene Tripp fights to save her town's ramshackle historical society building and its contents. Prone to reciting the 'immortal words' of famous historical figures, Imogene spruces up the museum only to discover it's destined for the wrecking ball. Carpenter's (My Uncle Emily) lively pen and watercolor illustrations show Imogene's attempts to rally support, as she distributes flyers from her father's biplane and, in one scene, dramatically rides through the streets like Paul Revere shouting, 'The bulldozers are coming!' (spot art humorously reveals her to be riding a stick pony). Endpapers feature portraits of and background about the original speakers of Imogene's quotations, which will help novice historians put her words and actions in context. In spite of the fat-cat mayor with a name sure to elicit giggles and thanks to a lucky discovery, Imogene triumphs in a slightly over-the-top ending. Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum) also succeeds at introducing a smattering of history while entertaining with a story about the importance of preserving it. Imogene's passion and comedic perseverance inspire. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

As a baby, Imogene's first words were "Four score and seven years ago." So it's not surprising that when the mayor wants to tear down the long-neglected Liddleton Historical Society to make room for a shoelace factory, Imogene is desperate to convince the town how important its history is. Full color.

About the Author

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children, including The Lincolns. She lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.

Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore (starred review, School Library Journal) and Apples to Oregon, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375836077
Author:
Fleming, Candace
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Carpenter, Nancy
Author:
illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Author:
Carpenter, Nancy
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Self-reliance
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Subject:
history;picture book;george washington;fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.88x11.06x.39 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375836077 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Young history buffs will delight as tenacious heroine Imogene Tripp fights to save her town's ramshackle historical society building and its contents. Prone to reciting the 'immortal words' of famous historical figures, Imogene spruces up the museum only to discover it's destined for the wrecking ball. Carpenter's (My Uncle Emily) lively pen and watercolor illustrations show Imogene's attempts to rally support, as she distributes flyers from her father's biplane and, in one scene, dramatically rides through the streets like Paul Revere shouting, 'The bulldozers are coming!' (spot art humorously reveals her to be riding a stick pony). Endpapers feature portraits of and background about the original speakers of Imogene's quotations, which will help novice historians put her words and actions in context. In spite of the fat-cat mayor with a name sure to elicit giggles and thanks to a lucky discovery, Imogene triumphs in a slightly over-the-top ending. Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum) also succeeds at introducing a smattering of history while entertaining with a story about the importance of preserving it. Imogene's passion and comedic perseverance inspire. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , As a baby, Imogene's first words were "Four score and seven years ago." So it's not surprising that when the mayor wants to tear down the long-neglected Liddleton Historical Society to make room for a shoelace factory, Imogene is desperate to convince the town how important its history is. Full color.
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